Emmett, Gem County, Idaho Genealogy

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Former name[edit | edit source]

Geographic location[edit | edit source]

City Hall[edit | edit source]

http://www.cityofemmett.org/
Emmett City Hall
501 E. Main Street
Emmett, Idaho 83617
Phone: (208) 365-6050
Fax:(208) 365-3064

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

There are seven wards and one branch in Emmett.  For listing of meeting times and places go to this website.  Fill in Emmett, Idaho.

Historical[edit | edit source]

Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.  Records of the Emmett Ward(1902-1945) as well as records of the Emmett 1st and 2nd wards (1946-1948) are in this collection. These Emmett Ward records are also available on microfilm at the Emmett Family History Center  980 W Idaho Blvd  Emmett, ID

Episcopal[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

St. Mary's Episcopal Church‎
219 E 1st St
Emmett, ID 83617-2903

(208) 365-2309

Historical[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the records of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church (1881-1996) in Emmett that are found in the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pocatello, Idaho.  Copies of these records are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

Roman Catholic[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Sacred Heart Catholic Church:‎
211 E 1st St
Emmett, ID 83617-2903

(208) 365-4320

Historical[edit | edit source]

Records of the St Mary's Catholic Church(1928-1965) have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah from records held in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

Society of Friends[edit | edit source]

Historical[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the records the Emmett Friends monthly meetins (1973-1983) which originally records are found in the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon.  These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

The James Smithies journal of crossing the plains to Salt Lake City 1846-1847. This manuscript is found at the Emmett Family History Center

Other[edit | edit source]

For a listing of other churches in Emmett, with their contact information, go to this website.

Directories[edit | edit source]

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, and regional directories.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Potter Funeral Chapel
228 E Main St
Emmett, Idaho 83617
208) 365-4491
http://potterfuneralchapel.com/

Mortuary Records (1910-1956) are on microfilm at the Emmett FHC  980 W Idaho Blvd in Emmett, ID

History[edit | edit source]

Carl P. Edvelson and Joseph Mylar were among the first permanent settlers in Emmett. Emmett is in the center of the Payette Valley, most of the settlers were engaged in farming. The Payette Valley is a beautiful and fertile valley irrigated from the Payette River. The total population of Emmett Precinct was 2,763 in 1930.

Additional history Emmett, Idaho and the early Latter-day Saint settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 230.

"The Village That Grew" and "The Valley of Plenty" by Ruth B Lyon  in book form at the Emmett Public Library and on microfilm at the Emmett Family History Center at 980 W Idaho Blvd.

"All Along the RIver"  microfilm available at the Emmett Family History Center

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"Settling of Emmett Valley and History of Emmett LDS Ward 1861-1959" by Edith Scott  available in book form in both the Emmett Public Library and the Emmett Family History Center

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Messenger-Index
P.O. Box 577
Emmett, ID 83617
Ph. 208-365-6066
email - ads@messenger-index.com
Weekly

Historical[edit | edit source]

Copies of the following newspapers published in Emmett are included in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.

Emmett examiner -- 1910:4:7-1925:11:5  
Emmett index -- 1893:11:4-1957:6:27  
Emmett index -- 1901:2:22 
Emmett messenger -- 1934:10:11-1957:6:27  
Messenger-index -- 1957:7:4-9999  
 

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Several volumes of compiled obituaries are found at the Emmett Public Library and also at the Emmett Family History Center  980 W Idaho Blvd  Emmett, ID and also at the Gem County Museum on 1st St

School Records[edit | edit source]

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